Aotus prosacris Chappill & C.F.Wilkins

Reference
Nuytsia 17:465-467, Fig. 4 (2007)
Conservation Code
Priority One
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status
Current

Prostrate shrub, to 0.3 m high. Fl. yellow/orange, Sep. White sand,cream sand over laterite. Flats.

Amanda Spooner, Descriptive Catalogue, 24 October 2007

Scientific Description

Prostrate,spreading or scrambling, shrub, spindly shrub (broom-like). Stems terete, not spiny, hairy; pustules or glands absent. Leaves or phylloclades clearly present, simple, alternate, continuous with stem, 7.5-9 mm long, 1.5-2 mm wide, hairy, with simple hairs, flat with flat margins; margins entire; tubercles absent; pustules or glands absent. Stipules apparently absent even from the youngest leaves. Pedicel present, 2-2.5 mm long, hairy. Bracteoles absent. Calyx 4-5 mm long, not accrescent, hairy, with simple hairs, ribless; pustules or glands absent. Corolla 9-11.5 mm long, multicoloured, mostly yellow or orange, with some yellow or orange spots, streaks or blotches; claws present; standard 8-9 mm long, glabrous, not auriculate, wings 7-8 mm long, not auriculate, keel 7-8 mm long, not beaked, not auriculate, glabrous. Stamens ten; anthers 0.4-0.5 mm long, at two different levels (filaments alternately long and short); filaments free (or united at the very base), 6-7.5 mm long. Ovary stipitate, hairy or glandular; style 6.5-7 mm long, hairy or glandular towards the base, not bearded, terete. Flowers in September. Occurs in the South-West Botanical Province, in the Mallee IBRA regions. Conservation Code Priority One (P1).

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 4 December 2020

Distribution

IBRA Regions
Mallee.
IBRA Subregions
Eastern Mallee.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Esperance.